Doors
Read Ching, Chapters 8 & 12
  1. Types of doors
    1. Swinging
    2. Pair
    3. Sliding
    4. Pocket
    5. Bifold
    6. Accordian
    7. Patio
    8. French
    9. Terrace

  2. Parts of doors
    1. Door leaf
    2. Frame
    3. Lintel
    4. Lites
    5. Louvers
    6. Hardware
    7. "Handing" of doors
      1. Hand: Stand outside the room and look at door - if hinges are on the right side, the door is a "Right Hand" door, if hinges are on the left side, the door is a "Left Hand" door.
      2. Bevel: Stand outside the room and look at the door - If door swings into the room (away from you) the door is a "Regular Bevel" door, if door swings out of the room (toward you) the door is a "Reverse Bevel" door.



  3. Door Materials
    1. Solid Core Wood ("SCWD")
    2. Hollow Core Wood ("HCWD")
    3. Hollow Metal ("HM")
    4. Insulated Steel
    5. Fiberglass
    6. Aluminum
    7. Tempered All Glass ("Herculite")

  4. Door frame materials
    1. Wood
    2. Hollow Metal
    3. Aluminum

  5. Finish of doors and frames
    1. Galvanizing - steel
    2. Paint wood, steel and aluminum
    3. Stain & Seal - wood
    4. Anodizing - aluminum
    5. Fluoropolymer ("Kynar") coatings - aluminum and galvanized steel

  6. Glazing of doors ("Lites")
    1. Safety Glazing
      1. Fully Tempered
      2. Laminated
    2. Fire rated
      1. Wired Glass
      2. Fire Resistant Glass ("Firelite")

  7. Openings in doors
    1. Glazed Lites
    2. Louvers

  8. Hardware for doors
    1. Hinges
      1. Butt hinge, purchased in "pairs"
      2. Spring hinge
      3. Double-acting hinge
      4. Offset hinge
      5. Pivots
        1. Center
        2. Offset
    2. Locks
      1. Latches
      2. Dead bolts
      3. Mortise locks
      4. Tubular locks
      5. Cylindrical locks
      6. Panic hardware
      7. Lock functions
      8. Electrical locks
        1. Electric strikes
        2. Fail safe locks
        3. Fail secure locks
        4. Coded locks
      9. Bolts
        1. Flush bolts
        2. Surface bolts
      10. Cremone locks for French doors
    3. Closers
      1. Overhead Surface
      2. Overhead recessed
      3. Floor recessed
    1. Stops
      1. Wall
      2. Floor
      3. Overhead
    2. Astragals
    3. Coordinators
    4. Thresholds
    5. Kickplates
    6. Weatherstripping
    7. Drop seals
    8. Hardware finishes
      1. Stainless steel
        1. Polished
        2. Satin
      2. Bronze
      3. Oil-rubbed bronze
      4. Brass
        1. Polished
        2. Dull
      5. Painted steel
    9. ADA Accessibility requirements
      1. Lever handle latches
      2. Large thumb turns
      3. Closer "delay" action
      4. Force required to operate (5 lbs on interior doors, 8.5 lbs on exterior doors in Illinois)
      5. Automatic door operators
      6. Height of hardware: no higher than 48" to door handle

  9. Sizes of doors
    1. Height
      1. 80" residential
      2. 84" commercial
    2. width
      1. standard widths
        1. 24", 26", 28", 30", 32", 34", 36"
      2. ADA Accessibility requirements
        1. 32" clear
        2. standard single swing door should be 36" nominal width, minimum
        3. pairs of doors, each leaf should be 34" wide, minimum

  10. Door Installation Considerations
    1. Frame setting
      1. Masonry walls
      2. Wood frame walls
      3. Metal stud walls
      4. Concrete walls
    2. Pre-hung doors
    3. Grouting hollow metal frames
    4. Casing installation
    5. Sealants

  11. Door Schedules on drawings